Meanwhile, Trump just formally nominated Thomas Kirsch to Amy Coney Barrett's now-vacant seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. $10 says this nominee leapfrogs lots of other nominees to get confirmed in the lame duck, compliments of Mitch McConnell.
Sen. Mitch McConnell is projected to win against Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky, per @AP . McConnell fast-tracked SCOTUS confirmation hearings for Justice Amy Coney Barrett just 3 weeks before #ElectionDay . Barrett was confirmed 8 days before the election.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has been traveling on and off with Trump all week. Meadows huddled with McConnell on Call Hill Wednesday, and has been assisting SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett in her meetings with senators on the Hill.
Vice President@mike_pence accompanied Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President @realDonaldTrump ’s latest nominee for the Supreme Court, to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill yesterday. The latest on SCOTUS in 1600 Daily: